Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Yankees vs. Red Sox

Yankees vs. Red Sox

Boston played its first nine games of the season with nary an error, although Christian Vazquez was charged with a harmless passed ball. He pitched well, posting a 2.65 ERA, but went 0-3. 2B Dustin Pedroia (left knee surgery) will go to their spring training facility in Fort Myers, Florida, next Tuesday to continue his rehab when the team begins its upcoming nine-game road trip.

Stanton doubled in the seventh - his first extra-base hit since homering April 4 at home against the Rays. Boone said that will put him down for the next three days and then they will "hopefully by Friday start ramping him back up again".

In addition to those factors, Sale said after Tuesday's game that Cora's "calm, no panic" demeanor has also played a role in Boston's early-season success.

Geez. Maybe the next manager really does think Boston can go 161-1. As you'd expect, lack of run support hurt him.

Betts has been Boston's all-around best player the last three seasons, including in 2016 when he finished second in the American League MVP voting. The Sox did not have one in all of 2017. That's the first thing that came to mind with the plan that I had - he's gonna lead off. After dropping the opener after blowing a four run lead in the eighth inning, the Red Sox have won nine in a row. "That's a good sign", Cora said. "He was able to work ahead, use his fastball to set up hitters". The Sox were up 4-0 after two.

Aaron Judge (3-for-4) hit his third homer of the year for the Yankees, who lost for the fourth time in five games. Luis Severino (2-1) took the loss after giving up five runs on eight hits with three walks and six strikeouts. "We scored six runs and we were so excited about it ... and the manager missed that one".

While all the talk heading into the season was about Sanchez, Judge, and Stanton, it was a Red Sox trio that stole the show Tuesday.

The Red Sox with the win are now 9-1 and off to their best ever start as a franchise.

The slugger picked up two hits in garbage time, but this is one instance where the box score is deceiving.

Betwixt and between, Betts doubled and homered. Much has been talked about at the start of the season regarding which team will potentially win the division [VIDEO] vs. a wild card spot. "Little by little they're gonna start understanding and they're gonna keep getting better".

It was one smoked line drive after another until Betts came up with two outs and found himself a juicy splitter over the plate.

Rick Porcello is on the hill for his third start of the year for the Red Sox in this contest.

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